Thursday, September 30, 2010

Seabrook Island, S.C., to Host the 27th Alan Fleming Sr. Open Clay Court State Championship Tournament, October 6-10, 2010

The Alan Fleming Sr. Open Clay Court State Championship Tournament Will Be Held October 6-10, 2010, on Seabrook Island, S.C. The Resort Community of Seabrook Recently Was Named "Best Tennis Town in America" by the USTA. Vacation Rental Management Company, ResortQuest, Will Donate to the Alan Fleming Championship Benefitting the Hospice of Charleston Foundation.

Seabrook Island, SC (PRWEB) September 30, 2010 --

Seabrook Racquet Club
Seabrook Island, S.C., annually hosts the Alan Fleming Sr. Open Clay Court State Championship Tournament at Seabrook Island Racquet Club. The event was recently voted "South Carolina Adult Tournament of the Year." The Tournament is a South Carolina Level 1 State Championship event, as well as a Southern 200 point tournament with 44 events, including singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Age categories for both men and women range from 40 to 80 years old.

Seabrook Island is a private 2,200-acre resort community located just 21 miles from historic Charleston. Completion of the island's three-year, $31 million Horizon Plan renovation project means that visitors to this year's Alan Fleming Tournament will not only have the opportunity to test their tennis skills against some of the best players around, they'll enjoy brand-new, top-notch amenities and facilities.

Rehoboth Beach Autumn Jazz Festival Celebrates 21st Year with Full Slate of Jazz Greats

Great Jazz Is the Star of the Show for the 21st Annual Rehoboth Beach Autumn Jazz Festival. ResortQuest Offers Accommodations in Nearby Bethany Beach, Delaware.

Bethany Beach, DE (PRWEB) September 30, 2010 --

The 21st annual Rehoboth Autumn Jazz Festival, held at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, packs the seaside resort town with smooth sounds for five days of great jazz performances from October 13-17.

Sea Colony Beach and Tennis Resort
ResortQuest is offering 10% off vacation rental accommodations for the Rehoboth Autumn Jazz Festival -- from $90 per night, plus fees -- in Ocean City and nearby coastal Delaware, including Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, North Bethany, Ocean View and South Bethany, as well as the area's finest, amenity-filled communities of Sea Colony, The Village at Bear Trap Dunes and Bayside. Delaware beach real estate for sale and Delaware beach vacation rentals, available through ResortQuest, include oceanfront condos.

Sun Valley's Trailing of the Sheep Festival Named One of North America's 100 Best Events

The 14th Annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival in Sun Valley and Hailey Has Been Designated as One of the Top 100 Events in North America. Proud Sponsor ResortQuest Sun Valley to Offer 20% Off Lodging for Festival Guests.

Ketchum, ID (PRWEB) September 30, 2010 --

Sun Valley's Trailing of the Sheep
It is no surprise that many of the events that epitomize Sun Valley are very often unclassifiable or just simply unique, like the Trailing of the Sheep. What else would you call a parade of 2,000 sheep down Main Street? Celebrating sheep ranching's long history of sustainability, Sun Valley's 14th Annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival is set for October 8-10, 2010, and features many local products, such as grass-fed lamb, beautiful woolen creations, lanolin, soaps and cheese.

Tour de Forks: Delicious Dining in Steamboat

ResortQuest Steamboat Springs Vacation Rentals Blog

Steamboat Springs Tour de Forks
It's time for the Tour de Forks in Steamboat, CO on starting on Sept. 30 through Oct. 2, 2010! The tour always falls perfectly when the leaves are changing and the Yampa Valley shimmers gold. While you are enjoying the fall foliage also partake in the Tour de Forks! See ResortQuest's Fall Lodging DealSave up to 40% on your vacation!

The Tour de Forks is a delicious event that allows discounted dining while profits go to the scholarship fund for Routt Co. High School students.

There are two options to contribute and participate. You can buy a discounted wristband for $10 per day or $25 for all three days. The wristband gets you great discounts at participating restaurants throughout Steamboat! So dine away knowing your contribution and your discount is helping out the young adults of Routt County!

It's a Fall Wedding!!!

Wedding in Sun Valley
Wedding in Sun Valley
A wedding in Sun Valley is a once-in-a-lifetime event... it's a special place for special events.

Mike and Mary were married at the Howard Preserve on Saturday. The preserve had been in the Howard Family for years and was a special place the Howard Family came to enjoy for several years. The preserve was given to the community as part of the Wood River Land Trust for the entire community to enjoy.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Win a $5,600 Beach Vacation in the Final Vacation Treasure Hunt Contest from ResortQuest

Final Prize on September 28 to be the Largest in ResortQuest's Beach Vacation Treasure Hunt Contest. Winner Will Spend a Five-Night Stay in a Seven-Bedroom, Six-Bath Vacation Home with Water Views, a Private Pool, Outdoor Cooking Area, Two Living Areas and Two Master Suites.

Fort Walton Beach, FL (PRWEB) September 26, 2010 -- On Tuesday, September 28, ResortQuest will offer one final opportunity to win a luxury beach vacation for just $1 a day in their popular Vacation Treasure Hunt contest. And, this last vacation prize promises to be the most valuable of the entire beach promotion.

"The Vacation Treasure Hunt has been such a hit all summer, and we wanted to finish strong," says Cheryl Spezia, vice president of marketing for ResortQuest. "I don't want to reveal too much, but I will say that our final prize will be worth the wait."

Each week, the company keeps the location of the stay a secret until a winner finds the prize on the Web site. While they're not revealing the location for this week either, ResortQuest is divulging a few tantalizing hints about the prize property.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wyndham Worldwide to Acquire ResortQuest

Leader in European Vacation Rentals Enters U.S. Market

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) today announced that its Exchange & Rentals business unit, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and European leader in vacation rentals, has agreed to acquire ResortQuest, a leading provider in full-service vacation rentals in the U.S.

The acquisition price is approximately $56 million (USD), subject to adjustments. The all-cash transaction is anticipated to close by the end of the third quarter, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

With this acquisition, Wyndham Worldwide becomes the world's largest full-service vacation rental business, providing access to more than 85,000 vacation properties in approximately 100 countries. ResortQuest will provide a strong platform for the Company's expansion into the U.S. serviced vacation rentals market.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tip Top East Coast "Surf's Up" Town — Charleston, SC

ResortQuest Charleston Blog

Not only did Charleston, South Carolina recently win the title of "Best Tennis Town" by the USTA (United States Tennis Association), Outside Magazine and Outside Online have named Charleston the Best Town for Surfing — East Coast.

The city is surrounded on all three sides by the Cooper River, Ashley River and Charleston Harbor opening to the Atlantic Ocean. The Charlestonian oldtimers like to say "The Ashley and Cooper Rivers meet to form the Atlantic Ocean."

Isle of Palms is a barrier island only 15 to 20 minutes from Historic Charleston, SC. Isle of Palms and neighboring island, Sullivan's Island, are classic beachfront communities of the Carolinas with lodging accommodations from one-bedroom villas to very large private homes.

2010 Emerald Coast Fall Volleyball Classic
Okaloosa Island, October 6-10

ResortQuest of Northwest Florida and Alabama Blog

The always exciting 2010 Emerald Coast Fall Volleyball Classic will be held October 6-10 at The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island. ResortQuest is proud to be the Founding Sponsor for this annual beach volleyball tournament. There will be four different tournaments this year: Fudpucker 4 Player, Bring Your Own Partner, Best of the Beach, and Doubles Draw. Divisions are shaping up, and more teams are welcome, so register now!

This year, the raffle drawing will benefit Ranse Jones. Jones is a well-known volleyball player from Florida who suffered a brain aneurysm at a tournament in Panama City this spring. The grand prize for the raffle will be a 4-day vacation package from ResortQuest!

There are five different parties for players to enjoy:
10/6 — Welcome Party at Howl at the Moon
10/7 — Welcome Party at Fudpucker's in Fort Walton Beach
10/8 — Player's Reception at Fudpucker's in Destin
10/9 — Player's Party at The Swamp
10/10 — Pool Party at Waterscape, managed by ResortQuest

Fall in Colorado: Guide to Fall Colors in Breckenridge, CO

ResortQuest Breckenridge Blog

The fall foliage is in its full peak season right now in Breckenridge, CO and the surrounding high country areas. The shimmering golden yellows of the Aspen trees against the brilliant bluebird skies are absolutely spectacular. Now is the time to go color touring in the high country, and here are a few suggestions we have for Breckenridge and Summit County.

Book your fall foliage stay online now and you can save up to 33% on Breckenridge lodging!

Fall Color Drives

Boreas Pass to Hoosier Pass:
For some of the best viewing of the peak fall foliage, first drive Boreas Pass located on the south side of Breckenridge. This historic road was originally designed for the Pacific Railroad as the silver boom in Leadville necessitated this high railroad pass over the Rocky Mountains. At the top of the pass, you can see the few remainders of the Boreas Railroad station.

If you continue to the other side of the pass, you can loop around through the town of Fairplay, Colorado and return to Breckenridge by Hoosier Pass. This makes one big loop of high-altitude fall colors and spectacular views.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Aspen Wintervention! Warren Miller's 61st Annual Film is Coming to Aspen!

ResortQuest Inn at Aspen Hotel Blog

It's finally here! Warren Miller's Wintervention — the 61st annual film has announced tour dates, ticket sales and amazing footage of the winter wonderlands around the world that will leave you begging for winter!

Winter in Aspen is always epic, so make sure you get the best deal on your ski vacation to Aspen's four incredible mountains by staying at the Inn at Aspen located at the base of Buttermilk, home of the Winter X Games! We are hosting an early bird SALE that can get you your 3rd, 4th or 5th night FREE! Book by September 24!

Wintervention's first Colorado stop is in Aspen on October 22-23 at the Wheeler Opera House! Tickets can be purchased at Aspen Sports and the Wheeler Opera House Box Office (970.920.5770;

Show times at the Wheeler Opera House:
Friday, October 22, 2010 — 5:30pm
Friday, October 22, 2010 — 8:30pm
Saturday, October 23, 2010 — 6:00pm
Saturday, October 23, 2010 — 9:00pm

The new Warren Miller site is all about Wintervention. Read bios of the amazing athletes like Johnny Moseley, Lindsay Vonn, Lexi DuPont, Andy Maher, Chris Anthony, Chris Davenport and more! And, check out all the locations Wintervention was to get their crazy new video!

So, where in Colorado is Wintervention showing?

Warren Miller 2010 Wintervention Tour Coming to Your Town — Steamboat Springs!

Steamboat Snow, Activities, & Weather Report by the ResortQuest Steamboat Vacation Rentals Team Blog

Its finally here! Warren Miller's 61st Annual film Wintervention has announced tour dates, ticket sales, and lots of mouth-watering clips from this year's brand-new film! These guys once again are pushing the boundaries on their ski locations around the world including Antarctica and far reaches of Alaska and more.

Save money on your winter ski vacation by getting the early bird deal with ResortQuest Steamboat that includes luxury lodging and lift ticket deals!

Wintervention is showing in Steamboat Springs at the Steamboat Grand on October 29 and 30! You can get your tickets at Ski Haus (970.879.0385) or at the Grand the night of show only — but don't take your chances — it will be sold out!

Friday, October 29, 2010 — 7:30pm
Saturday, October 30, 2010 — 6:00pm
Saturday, October 30, 2010 — 9:00pm

Book Early to Get the Best Winter Travel and Lodging Deals

ResortQuest Steamboat Springs Vacation Rentals Blog

Everyone knows the saying "the early bird gets the worm." For this winter season, it's best if you are the "early buyer" to get the best prices on lodging and flights!

According to trends that CBS News has reported, companies countrywide are starting to roll out the deals for the holidays now and are reflecting some of the best deals you will see. Waiting 'til the last minute to book your holiday vacation this year will not get you anything but high prices. Airlines are also operating with a reduced capacity, so waiting to book will leave you with high prices and potentially no airline seats. Read the CBS article.

So, what deals are awaiting you for your Champagne Powder™ vacation in Steamboat Springs, CO?

ResortQuest Steamboat's Early Bird Deal is one that will be hard to beat!
If you book online or call by October 15, 2010 you can save:

  • 30% off lodging for a 4+ night stay at any of our premier properties, plus receive 25% off 4+ days of lift tickets!
  • If you are coming during the Holidays, you will save 15% off your lodging for 5+ nights and 15% off your 4+ days of lift tickets.
  • And, the best part about these deals is families can combine this awesome deal with the Kids Rent Free programs!

The savings are exponential when you combine all these deals. Make sure to mention Early Bird when you call, and if you book online you automatically get these best deals! Learn more about this deal, and remember you have to book by October 15—after that you won't be able to find a better deal!

ResortQuest manages prestigious, luxury Steamboat lodging around the Steamboat Ski Resort. Choose from deluxe one- to five-bedroom Steamboat condos and townhomes at ski-in locations or only a few blocks from the ski lifts. Take a Virtual Tour!

The ski area and all of our vacation rentals are only a ten-minute drive from historic downtown Steamboat Springs and our winter shuttle drivers are at your beck and call to chauffeur you to and from the ski area, restaurants, grocery stores and around our town.

Book Now and Get the Best Deal of the Season!

Wonderful Weather and Art in the Park

Sun Valley Hike and Bike Blog

Oh, the parade was great and the weather well 70 and a for the Ice Show tonight then Dallas Alice at Whiskeys and the Labor Day Parade in Bellevue tomorrow. Afternoon music in the Bellevue Park and the Antique Fair at the park in Hailey.....hum lots to get in in a day.

Monday more of the same in Ketchum, Hailey and Bellevue.

Summer is still here so get out and enjoy.....

Oh, fishing on the Big Wood early morning and late evening....good...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Only Four Chances Left to Win a Luxury Beach Vacation in ResortQuest's Online Contest

Popular Vacation Treasure Hunt promotion set to end September 28. Only four weekly contests remain.

Fort Walton Beach, Fla., September 7, 2010 – As the fires of their Labor Day barbecues die down, many Americans mark this past holiday weekend as the unofficial end of summer. But, eager summer-seekers don't have to give up that feeling of freedom just yet, as leading vacation rental management company ResortQuest is offering four final opportunities to win a luxury beach vacation for just one dollar per day.

The company's popular Vacation Treasure Hunt online contest that began this past spring will continue for just four more weeks, with the final contest taking place on September 28. Each week, contest participants navigate through ResortQuest's beach-destination Web sites, solving clues and searching for a hidden treasure map icon. The treasure map reveals a toll-free number and promotion code needed to call and claim the prize. A new contest starts each Tuesday at 2 p.m. EDT.

ResortQuest plays it close to the vest when it comes to the actual prize, revealing the winner's vacation destination only on the day of the contest… but the award never fails to impress. Winners stay in one of ResortQuest's luxurious beach vacation rental properties--a condo, vacation home or hotel suite on the Florida Panhandle, Alabama's Gulf Coast, South Carolina or Delaware.

While there's no word yet on what the next four prizes will be, the awards so far have ranged from stays at upscale ocean-view condominiums valued at more than $1,000 to a five-day vacation in a private beachfront home on Hilton Head Island worth $4,300. Sometimes ResortQuest even throws in a bonus prize as well, such as a free dinner or the recently awarded Beer Lover's Package, which included a beer sampler and a growler to go. And, anytime the prize is a stay at a beach resort, all the resort amenities are included.

"Our 'Treasure Hunters' have been on a roll all summer, and we're not ready to shutter this travel season just yet," says Cheryl Spezia, vice president of marketing for ResortQuest. "As the end of the contest approaches, we want to get the word out that four big prizes are still to be won. We're encouraging everyone to jump in and have a great shot at winning one of these last beach vacations from ResortQuest."

To learn more about the contest rules and how to participate in ResortQuest's Vacation Treasure Hunt, visit Contestants are also encouraged to become fans of ResortQuest on Facebook or to follow ResortQuest on Twitter to get contest reminders and instant updates each time a new Treasure Hunt clue is released.

For more information about ResortQuest, contact Cheryl Spezia at 850-362-4008 or toll-free at 800-862-4853.

Headquartered in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., ResortQuest is the largest marketer and management company of vacation condominiums and home rentals in the nation, with a portfolio of nearly 10,000 U.S. vacation rental properties. With partner affiliates in North America and Europe, ResortQuest offers more than 100,000 vacation rental options in over 140 destinations worldwide.